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E.G. Simmons Park will add two docks, boat ramp

RUSKIN — A new expansion project at E.G. Simmons Park will provide double the launch space for area boaters, parks officials said.

The current two floating docks and 40-foot ramp have left boaters waiting to get in and out of the water, said parks department spokesman John Brill.

Two additional docks and another 40-foot ramp will decrease waiting times and increase safety, he said. The additions will sit next to the existing ramp.

Construction on the $476,500 project will begin this month and should be completed by October. The existing launch space will remain open, and boaters should not expect construction delays, Brill said.

The 469-acre park at 2401 19th Ave. provides access for saltwater fishing and boating. The park is open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in the summer. Daily boat launch passes cost $5, and an annual pass is $100.

E.G. Simmons Park will add two docks, boat ramp 06/10/10 [Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 4:06pm]

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